When we bought our house 2 years ago the market was still up and we paid too much....anyway, we didn't have a lot to spend on upgrades so we went with linoleum for the downstairs kitchen/dining area. The front hall is carpeted, with a 5x5 section of ceramic tile at the front door. What I would like to do is tear out the hall carpet, and re-do the flooring in the hall/powder room (off the hall)/kitchen/dining area in either tile to match the existing entryway, or wood floors. I like the idea of wood floors better because I like the warmth of them and the look, and if I did go with wood, what would be a good complement that wouldn't be too much with the cherry wood kitchen cabinets? Agh! And on top of that....we want to install the flooring ourselves! So which is easier to install....then maintain???? Have any one of you attempted this before?